Marzena Bukowska is a native Pole who immigrated to US twenty years ago to join her family and determined to pursue an acting career. She holds BA in Theatre from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and recently, Marzena has received MFA in Performance from the University of Georgia where was also teaching acting for three years. Additionally, she has been trained at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA, Royal National Theatre Studio in London, UK as well as numerous acting studios in Chicago. Marzena is now happy to be a Trap Door Company member. She first appeared at Trap Door in People’s Annihilation or My Liver Is Senseless. She also performed in Amerikafka, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, The Couple of Poor, Polish speaking Romanians, Blood on the Cat’s Neck, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls and No Matter How Much We Try. Marzena will we soon be seen in Trap Door’s production of Into The Empty Sky, which opens in May 2017. She will also represent Trap Door at stage readings at International Voices Project at Victory Garden. Other Chicago theatre credits include works with First Folio, A Red Orchid, Provision, Borealis, Fourth Wall Productions, Pegasus, and Eclipse Theatre. Her most recent projects: Vagina Monologues at Old World Theatre, Family Happiness at Piven Theatre. She also appeared in the film Breaking, and TV series Chicago Med. Marzena is a recipient of 2005 After Dark Award – Actress In Outstanding Performance, and recently, she was a Nominee for 2016 Jeff Award – Outstanding Actress in a Supportive role. (The Fairytale lives of Russian Girls) When not acting, Marzena’s another secret passion is painting. And yes, the rumour that she can speak with animals is true.